The program's education model features:
- A hands-on curriculum that maximizes teamwork and uses real-world projects
- Mentor-driven teaching from industry practitioners, furthering employer ties
- Learning environments with technology-enabled simulations and real-time projects
- Online learning, where appropriate, to target and improve retention and learning outcomes
"These carefully selected elements, delivered in a dramatically expansive physical environment, combine to create a new breed of engineer - smart, diverse, creative and passionate about making a difference in the world," added Kauffman. "Our ultimate goal is to enable our graduates to enter a high-growth industry in a climate where half of all students graduating from the U.S. higher education system are underemployed."
Once approvals are received from the states of Connecticut and California, recruitment and instruction will begin, with degrees to be awarded by the University of New Haven, which is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
The program will also focus heavily on reaching underrepresented groups by creating programs targeted at these demographics. "NEU is distinctively positioned to deliver on the vision of the Geena Davis Institute: providing more accessible training in science, technology, engineering and math for underserved minority groups - in particular, women," said Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media. "First in the U.S., and then globally, we'll positively impact how our workforce is shaped for innovation."New Engineering University, Inc. Leadership Team: Scott Kauffman joins as CEO. He is an accomplished leader and former Silicon Valley CEO of both private and public companies. Lueny Morell, winner of the prestigious Gordon Engineering Prize and former president of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, joins as chief academic officer. University Ventures, the only investment firm focused exclusively on the global higher education sector, is backing NEU with valued expertise and a capital base of $100M. Learn more about NEU at www.neu.me. About The University of New Haven The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, the University of New Haven moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. The University of New Haven is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Media contact: Tracey Parry firstname.lastname@example.org(408) 306-9712